Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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from him. I hope you will search the scriptures, to see whether these things are not also consistant with those things that the ancient prophets and have written.
I remember and Wife, Ranson also, and , and little Charles, with all the brethren and sisters. I intreat for an interest in all your prayers before the throne of mercy in the name of Jesus. I hope that the Lord will grant that I may see you all again, and above all that we may overcome and set down together in the Kingdom of our Father.
We contemplate with much pleasure a visit from you next spring, <and before if consistant with your business,> and hope we shall not be disappointed. So I close, by subscribing myself your brother in the bonds of the gospel,
(Signed)Joseph Smith Jr.
PS. I said that and mother Nickerson were well when we parted with them at , but you will recollect that ’s eyes <were> very sore while at your place: when we left him they were not well but considerably improved. J.
Letter to Edward Partridge • 5 December 1833
, Dec 5th 1833
Dear Brethren
We have Just received a letter from dated 6th & 7th Nov at which gives us the painful intelegence of the rage of the enemy and your present unsettled situation, but I must inform you that there is a great anxiety resting upon our minds with regard to the true state of affairs in Zion for there seems to be some difference in the statements of letter and that of communication to the Editors of Missouri Republican, states that on Monday the fourth the Mob collected in to the number of two or three hundred well armed and a part of their number went above Blue to drive away our people and distroy our property but they were met by a party of our people [p. 65]
from him. I hope you will search the scriptures, to see whether these things are not also consistant with those things that the ancient prophets and have written.
I remember and Wife, Ranson also, and , and little Charles, with all the brethren and sisters. I intreat for an interest in all your prayers before the throne of mercy in the name of Jesus. I hope that the Lord will grant that I may see you all again, and above all that we may overcome and set down together in the Kingdom of our Father.
We contemplate with much pleasure a visit from you next spring, and before if consistant with your business, and hope we shall not be disappointed. So I close, by subscribing myself your brother in the bonds of the gospel,
(Signed)Joseph Smith Jr.
PS. I said that and mother Nickerson were well when we parted with them at , but you will recollect that ’s eyes were very sore while at your place: when we left him they were not well but considerably improved. J.
Letter to Edward Partridge • 5 December 1833
, Dec 5th 1833
Dear Brethren
We have Just received a letter from dated 6th & 7th Nov at which gives us the painful intelegence of the rage of the enemy and your present unsettled situation, but I must inform you that there is a great anxiety resting upon our minds with regard to the true state of affairs in Zion for there seems to be some difference in the statements of letter and that of communication to the Editors of Missouri Republican, states that on Monday the fourth the Mob collected in to the number of two or three hundred well armed and a part of their number went above Blue to drive away our people and distroy our property but they were met by a party of our people [p. 65]
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